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Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop
Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online September 10 – October 12, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every aspect of our lives.  No topic, language, or feeling is unholy.  It will cover how to know you’re hearing from God and explores a variety of ways to pray. This course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from being totally honest with yourself and...
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Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop
Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online July 23 – August 24, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every aspect of our lives.  No topic, language, or feeling is unholy.  It will cover how to know you’re hearing from God and explores a variety of ways to pray. This course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from being totally honest with yourself and...
Friendship Between the Genders: Sacred Friendship Gathering (Part 3)
(Click here to read part 1 and part 2) Before we broke for lunch, Forrest and Vanessa Horn spoke to us about their journey as a married couple dealing with a cross-gender friendship. Often we hear from the people who are in the friendship, but it is more rare to hear from the spouse of the person friend. This courageous couple shared not only the beauty of a close friendship between a man and woman, but also some of the struggles that can happen between a husband and wife as a result of that friendship. Forrest had to deal with...
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Uncensored Prayer Online Workshop
Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online June 4 – July 6, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every aspect of our lives.  No topic, language, or feeling is unholy.  It will cover how to know you’re hearing from God and explores a variety of ways to pray. This course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from being totally honest with yourself and...
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Junior Seau and “The Easy Way Out”
All-Pro NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who spent most of his amazing career with the San Diego Chargers ended his life recently with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. There is much speculation on why he did it. That’s not what this article is about. I got to see Seau play in person twice in his career. Once against the Colts and once against the Rams. He was an amazing leader and ball player. When the play ended, he was almost always where the ball was. He was the true definition of a football player. One of the most touching...
Friendship Between the Genders: Sacred Friendship Gathering (Part 2)
(Click here to read about day one of the event) Day two of the Sacred Friendship Gathering opened with an interview of Dan Brennan, Jennifer Ould and Susanne Osborne. Dan and Jennifer have been friends for ten years, and Dan and Susanne have been friends for four years. This was an opportunity for us to hear some about the relationships that were the basis for Dan’s book. Jennifer had grown up in an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist congregation. After stumbling upon Brian McLaren’s book A New Kind of Christian, she found that resonated with her more deeply that what she had...
Friendship Between the Genders: Sacred Friendship Gathering (Part 1)
On April 27 and 28, fifty people met in a small church outside of Chicago to talk about friendship. But not just any friendships. For these two days, the discussion was specifically about friendships between men and women. For many, cross-gender friendships are perfectly normal. We interact with people of the opposite sex all the time in our jobs, our churches, our day to day lives. But often when men and women develop close friendships, the response is to look for danger. The purpose of the Sacred Friendship Gathering was to encourage people to look at these friendships without the...
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Uncensored Prayer Online Workshop
Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online April 16 – May 18, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every aspect of our lives.  No topic, language, or feeling is unholy.  It will cover how to know you’re hearing from God and explores a variety of ways to pray. This course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from being totally honest with yourself and...
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2012: The End Of The World
According to the Mayan calendar, the world is coming to an end on December 21st of 2012.   Actually, many Mayan scholars believe the completion of the long-form calendar does not mean that the Mayans thought the world would end.   It could mean it’s the end of a major cycle, or maybe they simply ran out of room on their big stone wheel.   But don’t tell that to the present-day doomsayers who have been busy spinning scenarios for the destruction of the planet, including asteroids, black holes, solar flares, and the earth reversing polarity. While it’s easy to ridicule the notion...
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Uncensored Prayer Online Worshop
Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online February 27 – March 30, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every aspect of our lives.  No topic, language, or feeling is unholy.  It will cover how to know you’re hearing from God and explores a variety of ways to pray. This course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from being totally honest with yourself and...
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